Your Donated Vehicle is a Single Mother's Miracle

Our Good Neighbor Garage Program supports single mothers on their road to self-sufficiency. By donating your vehicle, you can open a world of possibility for a woman in need and change the lives of an entire family.

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By donating your car to the Hands of The Carpenter “Good Neighbor Garage” program, you provide hope through transportation, as we accept donations of cars and other vehicles as a way to provide for the reliable transportation needs of single moms and women in need in the Denver area.

Hands primarily serves single mothers in Jefferson County, CO. We are beginning to serve in Broomfield County and by mid-2021 hope to expand even further.

Hands of The Carpenter is a proud recipient of a gift form the 2021 Broncos Community Grant Program! We are honored to be recognized by such a prestigious organization for our work helping Denver-area single mothers get on the road to self-sufficiency. Go Broncos!

Here's How The Car Donation Program Works

Instead of selling it to a dealership or having it towed to a junkyard, donating it to the Hands of The Carpenter will ensure that you can benefit from a sizable tax deduction. More importantly, you will be making a positive impact on a single mother in your community.

Our 4-step process makes it easy for you to donate your unused vehicle:


Fill out the online form here. Make sure that you have the keys and the title – we can walk you through the title signing process.


We’ll contact you to arrange a drop-off time (we will arrange towing services, if necessary).


We’ll put your donated car to work helping a local single mother in need! A receipt for the donation is given right away, tax forms are sent out later.


Wait 1-2 months to receive your tax-deductible receipt in the mail.

Ready to Donate?

Get started by telling us a bit about your vehicle!

Hands By The Numbers

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Hands is Unique Among Car Donation Programs in Colorado

Unlike other car donation services, every time we receive a used car, the car itself or the proceeds (if sold) goes directly to a qualified beneficiary. There is no “middle” charitable foundation that we send the proceeds to - your donations go directly into the hands of single mothers in your community.


Vehicles donated will either be given to a qualified woman, sold to cover expenses, or sold for scrap. We take all cars, whether they are running or not.


You don’t need to do anything except hand us your keys and title!


We’re one of the few charities in Colorado which allows you to claim the full-market value of your donated car. There may also be a Colorado state tax deduction available to you as well.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are many positive reasons to donate your car to a local charity like Hands of The Carpenter!

1. It’s basically hassle-free! No need to deal with posting online ads and setting up meetings with flaky, anonymous buyers.

2. Tax deductions! Vehicle donations can be deducted from your taxes. Get more info here.

3. Your old car may have a second life! Our first choice is always to repair a donated car and place it with a woman in need.

4. Help a neighbor! With Hands of The Carpenter, all vehicle donations contribute directly to supporting women in need in Jefferson County. Your vehicle donation will help a family get to school routinely or provide reliable transportation for getting to work or college classes.

Almost anything with a motor – cars, trucks, SUV’s, RV’s, boats, motorcycles, buses, vans, even jet skis and snowmobiles.
We accept all vehicles, running or otherwise! If your vehicle doesn’t run, we can pick it up from you!
You can drop it off at the address below or we’ll come pick it up!  Just give us a call and we’ll work out the details!
No. There is absolutely no charge for donation processing or pickup.
If your car runs, it is best to drop it off at our shop in Golden, or we can arrange to have a member of our team pick it up. If the car no longer runs, we can arrange a free tow, typically within one week. You do not have to be at home for vehicle pick up as long as you’re comfortable leaving the keys and title in the car.

Hear From the Hands Community

"Hands of The Carpenter is a wonderful organization doing great things for the people in our community. We have donated many cars to their organization, and the process of donation couldn't be any easier."
A group of volunteers pose together at hands of the carpenter
Recently donated his car to Hands
"I can't express the joy that I feel inside in gratitude for the blessings of a car! Thank you, thank you!"
Hands' Client
"Thank you for everything you did to help my family!"
Hands' Client
"It is wonderful to know that our well-cared for car will continue to be a blessing for a woman in need. The process to donate the car was hassle free. They even offered to have the car picked up at no cost to me even though we dropped it off. Truly a first class organization!"
Mark S.
Recently donated his car to Hands

Check Out Our Blog To Learn More

Colleen – Back to Working Full-Time with a Working Car

Collen is a single parent who has lived on her own for six years. She is raising her 11-year old twin daughters on her own. As an independent contractor, Colleen ran into some financial difficulties when Covid-19 hit Colorado and businesses were shut down. During that time, Colleen took on small jobs to continue working

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Candi – It Doesn’t Get Better Than This!

Candi’s vehicle placement was made possible by the wonderful folks at Family Tree, who referred her to Hands, and Galloway Company, Inc., who helped sponsor Candi’s placement. Thank you to both wonderful groups of folks for sharing the vision of organizations working together to provide hope, along with long lasting meaningful support in many more

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Maria – Thankful to Hands for a Helping Hand

Maria is a single mom, who supports her daughter Angelina on her own without any financial support. She works in the restaurant industry as a system/network administrator. As a single mother, it is a necessary for her to have a good running vehicle. Maria’s daughter is 17 years old and has doctor’s appointments that are

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Get Started With Your Used Vehicle Donation

Thank you for considering donating your used vehicle to Hands of The Carpenter. Please fill out the form below with information about your vehicle and we will get back to you shortly with next steps.

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